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Maui Family YMCA to Host Healthy Kids Day Events

5K, Fun Run, Kid’s Triathlon, active play and educational opportunities.

April 15, 2014
Maui Weekly

The Maui Family YMCA invites residents to attend its annual Healthy Kids Day 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 26, with registration beginning at 7 a.m. in the Y's Fitness Studio. This family-friendly event is open to kids and their parents and will feature hours of fun, active play and educational opportunities.

Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative to improve the well being of kids by promoting healthy living and choices. With the theme of "Build A Happier, Healthier Kid," more than 1,500 YMCAs nationwide will prove that fitness is fun by introducing an array of YMCA programs that encourage kids and families to stay active, connected and healthy.

"At the Y, we know parents struggle to keep their kids physically and intellectually active every day, so we want to help ensure that fewer kids are at risk of childhood obesity and more kids excel in school," said Mike Morris, Maui Family YMCA president and CEO. "YMCA's Healthy Kids Day will get kids moving and learning, while also helping families get a jump on creating a healthier summer--and ultimately, a healthier future."

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The Maui Family YMCA invites residents to attend its annual Healthy Kids Day 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, April 26.

The deadline to register for the Healthy Kids Day 5K and Fun Run is Friday, April 24. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the Fun Run starting at 8 a.m. and the 5K starting immediately after. Both races will start and end at the YMCA, with the course winding through neighboring Keopuolani Regional Park. The entry fee for the 5K is $10; and the Fun Run is $5.

In addition to the 5K and Fun Run, this year's Healthy Kids Day will also feature a Kid's Triathlon--the very first of its kind on Maui. The triathlon, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to kids ages 5 to 12. The registration deadline is Friday, April 18, and the entry fee is $20, which includes lunch, an event T-shirt and a grab bag with prizes and giveaways.

Registration forms for all Healthy Kids Day events are available online or at the YMCA front desk. The Maui Family YMCA is located at 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului.

For more information about the Healthy Kids Day 5K, Fun Run or Kid's Triathlon, call Jean at (808) 242-9007, ext. 231, or email ymcajean@gmail.com.

To learn more about the Maui Family YMCA, visit www.mauifamilymca.org.

 
 

 

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